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Argo

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In 1979 at the height of the Iranian unrest angry mobs in Tehran stormed the US Embassy taking the 52 members of staff hostage. Unbeknown to the militants 6 members of the Visa Department, which had it’s own street entrance, managed to escape and were given refuge by the Canadian Ambassador and his wife in … Continue reading



INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS ; STORIES OF THE KINDER TRANSPORT

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After the German Wehrmacht invaded Austria in March 1938 and annexed it as part of the Third Reich, Hitler’s S.S. introduced their oppressive ant-Jewish laws within a matter of weeks.  Very soon thousands of Austrian Jews (and other political opponents) were rounded up and ‘disappeared’ and each day the terror and violence increased and the … Continue reading




THE KING’S SPEECH

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Albert, the Duke of York, was the 2nd son of King George V and as a Naval Officer and husband and father with two young children he enjoyed a calm and privileged life and the freedom that came with not being the Heir to the British Throne.  That all changed suddenly with the unexpected death … Continue reading




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